T7A – Monkey River and Manatee Watching

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Tour Details

Age:

3 years old+

Minimum People:

2 person

Offered:

Daily

Explore the Enchantment of the Monkey River Tour

It is a captivating journey through Belize’s lush landscapes on a river tour combined with Manatee Watching. Named after the indigenous black howler monkeys that thrive along its banks, the Monkey River promises an experience like no other. As you set out on a picturesque 45-minute boat ride from Placencia’s southern coast, the anticipation grows, promising a Wildlife Experience that will leave you spellbound.

Throughout your expedition, you’ll encounter a diverse array of Belizean wildlife. From sunbathing crocodiles on the riverbanks to majestic iguanas perched in treetops, a vibrant kaleidoscope of bird species, and the playful troops of monkeys that inspired the river’s name—nature’s wonders come alive. A delectable lunch in the quaint Monkey River Village adds a local touch, allowing you to savor both the flavors and the atmosphere.

The tour’s richness extends to a brief bush expedition, where you’ll delve into the intricate ecosystem of Belize’s flora and fauna. Gain insights into the delicate balance that sustains this lush environment as you explore the vibrant surroundings.

The Monkey River Tour promises an abundance of remarkable wildlife encounters, ensuring an experience that delights the entire family and awakens your inner explorer. Within this tropical haven, a tapestry of life unfolds—crocodiles, iguanas, an orchestra of birds, turtles, howler monkeys, and even elusive jaguars coexist harmoniously. Join us for an unforgettable expedition into the heart of Belize’s natural wonders.

Time:

Departs: 8:00am
Returns: 1:30pm

Roundtrip travel time: 90 minutes

What to wear:

Cool comfortable attire for this subtropical climate. Comfortable long pants and a shirt with sleeves are recommended.


What to bring:

  • An adventurous mindset
  • Bug spray
  • Sun block
  • Your medication
  • Comfortable shoes

Includes:

  • Lunch
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide

Intensity Level:

Easy

This  tour is easily accessible and enjoyable for various reasons. It caters to a wide range of fitness levels, making it suitable for most travelers. The tour typically involves a leisurely boat ride along the Monkey River, allowing participants to take in the scenic beauty at a comfortable pace.  There is one point in the tour where participants will take a leisure walk on a nature trail.  It is a flat and easy trail to enjoy.  Getting in and out of the boat may be the most challenging part.  Ask for assistance from your tour guide. Once you head to the village for lunch you may want to take a short walk through the village.  It takes about 10 minutes to walk through the whole village. At no point in this tour will participants be swimming. After lunch you will head back to Placencia and make a stop on the way for Manatee watching. It promises to be an easily enjoyable tour in nature and a great opportunity to meet local people.

Policies

Confirmation of all tours is subject to meeting the minimum participant requirement.

Tours might be canceled due to unsafe weather conditions or if the minimum participant requirement isn’t met. Rest assured, we’ll promptly notify you about any tour updates.

Please take a moment to review our policies regarding individually booked services, such as ground transfers, day trips, or rental equipment.

Ways to pay:

  • Credit card form (print or digitally fill/sign) then return it to us at your earliest convenience. Send to: BarefootServicesBelize@gmail.com
  • You may add a credit card online here
  • If you wish to have multiple people pay for a group of services, please ask us how.
    • Credit card and bank payment are accepted
  • If you wish to pay for a group of services (package or personalized itinerary)
    • Credit card and bank payments are accepted

ReservationPolicy

To ensure the confirmation of your reservation, please provide a valid credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, or Visa) during the booking process. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

DepositPolicy

Your Trust Means the World:

We appreciate your trust in us and promise to provide you with peace of mind when you book with Barefoot Services. However, as a smart traveler, we encourage you to purchase Travel Insurance to cover cancellation fees, date changes, or unforeseen circumstances, as we have strict cancellation policies.

 

Standard Individual DEPOSIT POLICY  

  • To confirm a request, a nonrefundable deposit of US $25 is required immediately for a (one) service.

    • A Golf cart rental
    • A ground transfer
    • A tour

    When they are booked individually. This does not apply for group services, group bookings, personalized itineraries, and other combined services.

  • The balance will be processed within 16 days of the service begin date.

  • All our rates are quoted in USD dollars.

  • Please consider that your card issuer may have international transaction fees.

  • Take note that US $1.00 is converted to Belize $2.00.

  • Barefoot Services reserves the right to charge or not charge your credit card a reservation deposit. This may apply to a repeat customer, a client who is deciding on other services, and other kinds of scenarios.

CancellationPolicy

Standard Individual CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancellations are only accepted in writing to BarefootServicesBelize@Gmail.com
  • Cancellations received more than 15 days prior to the service begin date receive no refund of the non-refundable US $25.00 paid.
  • If a deposit was not charged for the one service booked (for whatever reason), at that time, your card will be charged $25.00.
  • Refunds relate to the total amount that was due on your 2nd payment (balance that was due). This is because your initial deposit ($25) is non-refundable.
  • 85% refund – Cancellations received within 15 days of the service begin date
  • 50% refund – Cancellations received within 7 days
  • No refund – Cancellations received within 3 days of the service begin date
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Standard Individual DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY for services during the date period December 20 through January 10

To confirm any reservation, a valid AMEX, Mastercard, or Visa credit card is required.

  • No Refund – Cancellations received within 15 days of the service begin date

Some benefits of booking with us

Please see our brochure here for other services we provide. You may qualify for a ground tour discount.

  • How to qualify for a ground tour (not a boat trip) discount? Please tell us the dates and activities you want to do. Trips are based on availability of the tour and seats.
    • 8% discount – If there are 2+ people joining a trip on a specific date that is already confirmed as going. It may also be the same date that you want to go.
    • 8% discount – If there are 4+ people, whether a trip is scheduled or not, and the date is available, we will make the trip happen for you.
    • 10% discount – If there are 4+ people joining a trip on a specific date that is already confirmed as going.

Travel Insurance

We encourage you to purchase Travel Insurance to cover cancellation fees or date changes or unforeseen circumstances, we have no control over.

  • Travel medical insurance for individuals, families, and groups
  • Coverage for medical expenses, evacuation, and repatriation
  • Renewable up to 24 months

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